What's good for the community is good for business.
Working with United Way KW can strengthen your reputation as a caring organization while setting a positive example for employees. No matter how big your organization, no matter how many employees, your corporate support can make a difference in our community.
- influence positive change on key social issues
- spread the word about resources available for those who need help
- showcase corporate social responsibility
- set a positive example for employees
- gain recognition
- build relationships with key audiences
Get involved. We make it easy.
Your organization can lend its support by becoming a Small Business Community Champion, making a corporate gift, hosting a workplace campaign, participating in our Sponsored Employee Program, sponsoring an event or other United Way KW initiative, or making a gift-in-kind.
The Small Business Community Champions initiative was created by United Way KW and the Chamber to provide small and medium sized businesses with an opportunity to support change in their community through United Way KW and its many partners. Donated funds will support United Way KW's focus area Healthy people, strong communities.
- Give $500+ to be a Small Business Community Champion
- Receive Chamber member Kevin Ballantyne's "The Giving Advantage for Businesses" article
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Today’s workforce feels it’s important to work for an organization that gives back. Making a corporate donation to United Way KW shows that you care about more than just the bottom line, you also care about your employees and your community. Here's a great idea - encourage employees to get involved by offering to match their United Way KW contributions with an equal corporate gift.
Grow leadership within your organization and foster team spirit by holding an annual United Way workplace campaign, typically in the fall. Employees are canvassed by selected coworkers, with the option of making a contribution through payroll deduction. Combining fundraising efforts with other initiatives such as a staff BBQ makes giving fun while bringing awareness to social issues in our community.
- provide specialized training for the employees coordinating your campaign
- offer external support and encouragement through our sponsored employees
- supply a toolkit of posters, publications and other resources to boost campaign efforts
- offer educational opportunities through guest speakers and "Seeing is Believing" agency tours
Companies that run United Way KW workplace campaigns - particularly those that match employee contributions - report improved morale and happier, more productive staff. As an added bonus, satisfied employees make great ambassadors and can boost recruitment efforts.
United Way KW's Sponsored Employee Program (SEP) offers a unique opportunity to practice corporate social responsibility in a way that benefits your organization, your seconded employee and our community at large. Potential leaders from a variety of workplaces join forces with United Way staff for a 15-week period, usually during our fall campaign. They gain valuable skills as they play a crucial role in supporting and inspiring hundreds of workplace campaigns in our community. As a sponsoring organization, you’ll receive public recognition in United Way publications, at our special events and on our web site. You’ll also receive recognition every time your sponsored employee goes into the community on our behalf.
Don’t have an employee to loan? Donating sponsorship funding gives United Way KW the flexibility to hire an individual with specific skills to support our fundraising efforts.
For more information about lending an employee to United Way KW, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the sponsored employee experience.
Your sponsorship dollars help us maximize donor dollars, enabling more funds to go towards community programs and initiatives. Sponsorship also offers valuable marketing benefits. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities to match your desired level of support.
Providing gifts-in-kind - non-cash goods or services - is mutually rewarding and offers tax benefits. Receiving items through this program enables community organizations to work more effectively and efficiently, and to focus on providing improved services that directly benefit the community.
For more information about in-kind giving, please contact email@example.com.